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Nov 18, 2022

Greg Klassen's woodworking journey began as a newlywed making furniture out of door scraps. Later he would design the original River® table - live edge wood with blue glass. Greg's distinctive style, his grit in going to show after show after show with little results, and his willingness to learn marketing and write...


Nov 1, 2022

Welcome to a new series in the Building Bellingham world. Tipping Point is co-hosted by Dylan Langei and Leo Cohen, and explores growth, challenge and mindset through the lens of decision making. We all have moments in our lives when we realize it's time for a change - what is that tipping point, how do we recognize...


Oct 21, 2022

Stemma Brewing Co began as a business plan while owner Jason Harper was a student at WWU. He got an inside look at the industry while working for a local distribution company and completed multiple levels of the Cicerone certification.
 
In this episode, he and Leo talk about the importance of both subject matter...


Sep 23, 2022

AB Crepes just celebrated its 10 year anniversary, and to kick off Season 4 we sat down with owner Bayly Peterson. We talk late-night party vibes, negative Yelp reviews, and the sheer grit and work it took to run a new business while a full-time student. 

This year, Bayly and his business partner opened Otherside...


May 13, 2022

In this episode, we sat down with Ari and Paul to taste chocolate and talk about their journey: from squinting at chocolate bars in a grocery store, to landing 500 retail stores on the West Coast, to expanding into back-end manufacturing (and the ramifications of the new chocolate chip machine).

Paul and Ari shared...